SEED Principles and Process. Read more.
Determining appropriate ways to engage stakeholders and community participants can help ensure agency during a project. Through the potential of participatory action, communities are empowered to join in democratic decision making to establish their priorities, define their goals, and build consensus.The designer or design team can function as a facilitator to engage participation. This role requires neutrality—respect for an unbiased and objective process that honors the social and cultural context of the community or audience. Read more.
The “Certified SEED Consulting Firms” have been selected for their exemplary ability to work with clients and communities through collaboration and participation to create the highest level of positive impact through their design.The selected firms have the capacity to understand the greater needs of clients and communities that often lie outside of the traditional scope of the architect. Read more.